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SPD bolsters training arm with two senior recruits


Duo bring a wealth of experience



SPD bolsters training arm with two senior recruits

Conference and training provider Salford Professional Development has made two senior appointments to its training arm, ONECPD.

Danny Clarke has joined as operations director while Dr Karen Stansfield has been recruited as director of the new Health and Social Care Academy which forms part of ONECPD’s sector-led focus.

ONECPD runs training courses, conferences and briefings for individuals, companies, organisations and public sector bodies from across the UK and overseas.

As well as health and social care, it covers areas including business, health and safety, innovation, media and digital, leadership and management.

Danny’s role sees him take responsibility for ONECPD’s sales, marketing, programming and events teams.

He has more than 16 years’ experience in senior management roles, most recently as group operations director at Eccles-based ELAS, which provides advice and support to businesses on areas including employment law, health and safety, food safety, occupational health, payroll and training.

"I'm excited to join the team and look forward to playing my part in enhancing a strong brand and reputation for the business"
Danny Clarke



Karen’s role will see her develop links between ONECPD, the university’s Schools of Health Sciences and Health and Society and the health and social care sector, with the aim of expanding the range of sector-focused programmes on offer.

She was previously the head of education and quality at the Institute of Health Visiting and has extensive management, leadership and quality assurance experience in the health and social care sector, in industry with Mott MacDonald and in academia at the University of Derby and Sheffield Hallam University.

Paul Bolton, managing director of ONECPD, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Karen and Danny to the ONECPD team. They bring with them a wealth of experience which will enable us to deliver on our key strategic goals and continue to deliver exceptional results year-on-year.”

Danny, who is pictured with Karen, said: “I’m excited to join the team and look forward to playing my part in enhancing a strong brand and reputation for the business, ensuring we continue to deliver the best and most innovative content for events, conferences and training courses, while also expanding our portfolio of products and our audience in the UK and internationally.”

Karen said: “HASCA has been created to capitalise on the university’s expertise and I look forward to engaging and collaborating with the health and social care sector to help professionals access this vast pool of knowledge.

“I’m committed to providing the highest quality of education and knowledge transfer, and look forward to the opportunity to facilitate the development of some fantastic products. The ability to enhance the knowledge and skills of health and social care practitioners will ultimately result in improved outcomes for service users.”




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